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Stories with subject: Archaeology
  • Archaeological dig uncovers base of Civil War cotton gin 
    Updated: May-21-15 11:28 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - An engineering crew in Franklin has uncovered the base of a Civil War cotton gin archaeologists have been searching for since 2009.

  • Developer to preserve southwest Utah archaeological site 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:07 am

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - The secrets of an ancestral Puebloan pit house in southwestern Utah will be discovered another day after a conservation agreement between archaeologists, state officials and a developers.

  • King Tut's tomb re-creation at Grand Rapids Public Museum 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:14 am

    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - King Tut was a minor Egyptian pharaoh, lost to history beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert for more than three-and-a-half millennia.

  • UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime' 
    Updated: May-13-15 9:21 am

    CAIRO - The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in the Middle East - such as the rampage perpetrated by the Islamic Sate group in Iraq - should be condemned as a "war crime."

  • Iraq says IS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations 
    Updated: May-12-15 2:54 am

    BAGHDAD - The videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq's museums and blowing up 3,000-year-old temples are chilling enough, but one of Iraq's top antiquities officials is now saying the destruction is a cover for an even more sinister activity - the systematic looting of Iraq's cultural heritage.

  • Fire, drone expose scale of prehistoric rock formations 
    Updated: May-09-15 2:04 pm

    GREAT FALLS, Montana - Cutting-edge archaeological work that included use of a drone and prescribed fire has unearthed previously unknown information about a one-of-a-kind Native American archaeological site in northeastern Montana dating back thousands of years.

  • Archaeologists unearth artifacts dating back 8,000 years 
    Updated: May-08-15 5:05 pm

    CANTON, Kentucky - Hundreds of artifacts, some dating back almost 8,000 years, have been discovered at the construction site of the new Lake Barkley bridge in Canton.

  • Archaeologist discovers house, tool cache during Sandy dig 
    Updated: May-01-15 11:33 am

    SANDY, Utah - It was the sight of out-of-place dark soil that led archaeologist Michael Hori to halt a gas company's digging at a Sandy park.

  • Utah Navajo lead push for new conservation area 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 1:59 pm

    BLUFF, Utah - Utah Navajos are leading a campaign to create a new conservation area in the southeastern corner of the state to stake a claim to what they consider their homeland.